Norfolk, Virginia (WiredPRNews.com) — Four officials of the Spitzer administration dishonored the ethics law of the state as they used the State Police to collect travel documents from Joseph L. Bruno. Bruno, the then-majority leader of the State Senate, was targeted as the culprits wished to tarnish the leader. This was mentioned in a report produced on Public Integrity by the State Commission.
The released report drew on thousands of internal documents and 3,000 testimony pages depicting the administration in a conflict footing along with Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who was furious over the attacks received from Bruno. The report also explains the extensive yet fruitless efforts made by the governor’s aides in order to refuse the email commission documents and messages that would shed light on the actions of the administration. In these seasons, the internal discussion took place in order to make out whether the travels done by Bruno on state aircraft may possibly create political problems for the concerned senator or not.
No charges were brought against Mr. Spitzer by the commission. However, in the report the commission has left the possibility of taking steps open against Spitzer in case extra evidences emerge. The commission also found that the Spitzer administration joined the State Police in an attempt to publicize and gather the sensitive details about the travels of Senator Bruno. By doing this, the officials of the Spitzer administration also made the State Police break the long standing procedures of the State Police governing the revelation of the travel administration.
It has also affirmed the previous findings of the inquiries that the communication director of Spitzer, Darren Dopp and the public safety adviser, William F. Howard has requested the State Police to reconstruct the traveling itineraries for the senator, in a hope to demonstrate that Mr. Bruno used the state aircraft to attend various political fund raisers.